Ignore my sn since I don't particularly care for patent law anymore:
I'm more interested in corporate law, or maybe health law, so I was wondering if I do choose the biglaw route, how hard is it to come by jobs nowadays with the current state of the job market? I don't particularly care that much about salaries, but are they affected greatly to the point at which the investment of law school is no longer a good idea?
Also, about health law, how stable is that field? Is this the area that deals with malpractice and such. And I guess, are the salaries in this field pretty good? I'm mostly interested in it because I wanted to be a doctor and thus working the health care field (although in obviously a much different way) is still appealing, but I was just curious as to whether the salaries in this field are generally decent. I'm not expecting big law salaries, but do pretty decent health attorneys make a very good living still?